• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1994) – WCW Starrcade 1994
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This marks the first ever Starrcade after Hulk Hogan had joined WCW. Most fans don’t know this, but Hulk Hogan was originally booked to wrestle on the inaugural Starrcade in 1983, where he was supposed to team up with Wahoo McDaniel to take on the team of Dick Slater & “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr., but the Hulkster ended up signing with the World Wrestling Federation and was replaced with Mark Youngblood.
In the main event of this pay-per-view, Hogan defended the WCW World Title against his long time friend (who turned against him shortly before the PPV), Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, now calling himself The Butcher.
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Vader defeated Jim Duggan (c)
– Alex Wright defeated Jean-Paul Levesque
– WCW World Television Championship: Johnny B. Badd (c) defeated Arn Anderson
– The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat by DQ
– Mr. T defeated Kevin Sullivan
– Sting defeated Avalanche by DQ
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated The Butcher
• Former WCW Referee Says Ultimate Warrior Was The Worst Big Money Guy
During a recent appearance on Pancakes and Powerslams podcast, former WCW & WWF/E referee Nick Patrick had the following to say about late WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior:
“As far as big money guys, I think the worst big money guy that I ever worked with was — and god rest his soul. I don’t like to talk bad about somebody that’s passed on, but I said it when he was alive.
So, I’m going to go ahead and say it again. The Ultimate Warrior to me was one of the worst.
He had great fire. He looked awesome. He had charisma, but he was terrible because you never knew what he was going to do. He Could hurt you. He was so dadgum strong.”
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